Community views sought on Bungendore roundabout designs
Published on 15 October 2018
A new roundabout at the corner of Malbon and Molonglo Sts in Bungendore will result in reduced traffic congestion and increased safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council has released the concept design for the roundabout for community comment, prior to construction commencing in the second quarter of 2019. The estimated $2.5m construction of the roundabout will be funded by a grant from the NSW Government.
“The need for a roundabout at the corner of Malbon and Molonglo Sts in Bungendore has been an issue for many years, and now with the assistance of the NSW Government, Council is able to progress this project,” Queanbeyan-Palerang Mayor, Cr Tim Overall said.
“The Kings Highway, which passes through the middle of Bungendore, is a very busy road and with the sealing of the remainder of Nerriga Rd, it will become a significant freight route, linking Queanbeyan, Canberra and the South Coast.”
The concept design has been developed based on previous plans from the former Palerang Council and will be on public exhibition until Monday 12 November. The consultation will ensure that all aspects are considered in the construction of the roundabout, including the amenity of the roundabout.
Following this consultation period, staff will consider amendments to the design and prepare tender documentation in anticipation of awarding a tender in early 2018.
Council will be consulting with the Bungendore Town Environs Committee during the period and will also be holding a community information session on Tuesday 23 October from 7-9pm at the Bungendore War Memorial Hall.
The concept plans for the roundabout can be viewed at any of Council’s offices and libraries or downloaded from yourvoice.qprc.nsw.gov.au